Sunday, April 28, 2013
Sometimes, no news is good news. See... I haven't written because I've been away. Thanks to Amy F for treating us to a few nights in New York City to get away. Last year, I had agreed to give a speech at the New York metro APHON conference. APHON is a professional organization for pediatric hematology and oncology nurses. My speech is titled, 'My Journey thru Cancer... to Survivorship.' Hope they didn't think i was scamming them with the title and my recent cancer diagnosis :o). But... I'm hoping to beat this one too, and continue to use the same title in the future. We also got to do some touristy things, and ironically, this will be my third blog about trees. For the record, I really am not a tree hugger :o).
Well this tree, is called the Survivor Tree. After 9/11, workers found this damaged tree in the wreckage at Ground Zero. At the time of its recovery, it was 8 feet tall, badly burned, and it only had one living branch. The tree was nursed back to health at a Bronx nursery and grew to be 30 feet tall. "In March 2010, the tree was uprooted by severe storms, but true to its name, it survived... it embodies the story of survival and resilience that is so important to the history of 9/11."
Here's me and the tree. At 4 foot 10.5 inches, I'm hoping to continue to stand strong like the tree. Please keep me in your prayers. I have more tests this Tuesday, and I have a meeting with my doctor on Friday to decide my surgical fate. And surgery is the only curative option. Kind of scary. Fingers crossed.
lots of love... little lisa lollipop